An indie published author is their own private business enterprise. While the creation of the book takes all the skills of an artist, the selling of one requires a strong business foundation. In this session, we will explore the steps a beginning indie author needs to take to establish a firm business foundation for their book-selling endeavors. Before you publish, these steps are critical to ensuring you get off on the right track.
How and when to become an LLC vs a DBA or even an INC;>
How to keep track of taxes and ensure compliance;
Managing inventory and keeping track of sales;
Which POS software to use and the pros and cons of each;
Creating business budgets and avoiding commingling of funds;
And how and when to obtain an EIN vs filing with your own social security number.
More about Fern
Fern Brady is the founder and CEO of Inklings Publishing. She began her professional life as a foreign correspondent, taught for 15 years in Alief ISD, and is a full-time Realtor in Houston. She has published numerous short stories, two children's picture books, a couple of poems, and is excited about the upcoming release of her debut novel, United Vidden, which will be book one in her Thyrein’s Galactic Wall Series. She is an active member of the Houston Writers Guild, with whom she served as CEO for four years, and of Authors Marketing Guild as well as of Blood Over Texas, Houston Authors Writers Group, and Romance Writers of America. Follow Fern's writing at: www.fernbrady.com